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FM collects top CCC honors

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DARKE COUNTY — Franklin Monroe senior Brian Robison and coach Danny Diceanu were named the Cross County Conference boys soccer player and coach of the year by the league.Robison, who repeated as the CCC boys soccer player of the year, was joined on the all-CCC first team by teammates Britt Bowlin, Marcus Horner and Jake Shellabarger.In girls soccer, Franklin Monroe’s Bryanna Diceanu, Rayna Horner and Jenna King all were named first team all-CCC.Franklin Monroe’s Daniel Wiseman was to the CCC special mention team in boys soccer while the Jets’ Bryce Robison made the CCC honorable mention team.

 

Versailles FFA and alumni host safety event

VERSAILLES — The Versailles FFA and FFA Alumni hosted its first Grain Bin and Hearing Safety Awareness Program on Tuesday night, and included a CART demonstration and presentation by Versailles FFA members.“We had done a very similar program with grain rescue with the firefighters,” Dena Wuebker, agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor at Versailles High School said. “So this time, we decided to focus it more on farm families.”

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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism about the Ebola situation in the U.S. as he met with his Ebola response team, including his first meeting with his new point man on the deadly disease.Obama noted that numerous relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been released from quarantine, and two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with the virus as a result of treating that individual “seem to be doing better....

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Adding Marshall multiplies OSU’s options

COLUMBUS – Jalin Marshall was a quarterback at Middletown High School, but he did the math and decided his future in college football was as a receiver.First of all, he was 5-feet, 11-inches tall. And that doesn’t fit the profile big-time college football programs look for in quarterbacks.Secondly, he rushed for more than twice as many yards (4,759) as he passed for (2,239) at Middletown and was a career 43-percent passer. He completed fewer than 50 percent o...

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County volleyball players earn all-conference honors

DARKE COUNTY — Four Darke County volleyball players were named first team all-Cross County Conference by the league.Arcanum’s Alexis Abner, Franklin Monroe’s Morgan Booher, Mississinawa Valley’s Paige Neargarder and Tri-Village’s Raya Mikesell all earned first team all-CCC honors.Ansonia’s Lydia Sink, Arcanum’s Becca Deao, Bradford’s Mindy Brewer, Mississinawa Valley’s Madison Livingston and Tri-Village’s Brooke...

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GHS grad excited to be part of Royals’ success

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Tripp Davis hasn’t been part of the Kansas City Royals organization for long, but it’s exciting for him to see the Royals advance to the World Series for the first time in 29 years.Davis, a Greenville High School alumnus, is a minor league baseball player in the Royals organization. He signed with Kansas City, which is in the playoffs and the World Series for the first time since 1985, as an undrafted free agent in 2013.“It’...

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Bruns named MAC’s top player

VERSAILLES — Versailles senior Lauren Bruns was named the Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball player of the year by the conference.The Tigers’ outside hitter led Versailles with 256 kills this season, and she also led the Tigers with 29 aces. Bruns is Versailles’ first MAC volleyball player of the year since Megan Campbell earned the honor in 2009.Along with Bruns, Versailles right side hitter Christa Puthoff also was named first team all-MAC....

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Wave junior earns top honors

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis was named the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division girls tennis player of the year by the conference.Navas-Davis played first singles for Greenville this season, going 16-3 overall and 5-0 in the GWOC North to earn first team all-division honors. The Lady Wave junior is Greenville’s first GWOC North girls tennis player of the year since 2011 when her sister, Sophia, earned the honor.Also, Greenville...

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OSU assistant at peace with return Penn State

COLUMBUS – At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johnson should know. He was a Penn State assistant for 18 years ...

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Beef, noodles served

GORDON - The Gordon United Methodist Women will be having a beef and noodle dinner on Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. The church is located at 311 East St. in Gordon.The menu will consists of beef and noodles, mashedcpotatoes, green beans, salad, roll, dessert, and drink all for $8. Children 12 and under eat for $4. Reservations are required by calling 937-448-2740 or 937-689-2423 no later than Oct. 21.All proceeds will go to UMW Mission Projects both locally and abroad.

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Gloria’s birthday present and mouth-watering barbecue pizza

Dear friends both far and wide,Hello from Flat Rock, Illinois! We’re having a full, yet interesting week. There are two things I’m especially looking forward to for this week. One is a brand new armoire my husband is making for my birthday and the other is a new pony that will be arriving on Friday. Hopefully in a week I’ll be able to fill you in on more details about the pony.

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Photography..a record of time

I remember as a small child that I enjoyed looking at pictures. I especially enjoyed this when I was visiting my great grandmother and my grandmother. As you can see photography is a family tradition in my family.My great grandmother, Pansy, would pull out her big round tin where she kept her pictures. They were not in any order to speak, but she always knew what she was looking for. She would let me look through the pictures and answer my questions about each picture and the peopl...

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Excesses, new and old, in political campaigns

Recent bantering in online comments about the huge amounts spent in modern presidential campaigns got me to thinking. Is our spending on this unprecedented? I decided to do a little research, to learn how our ancestors dealt with this event, and was surprised at what I found.In the early years of the republic, gentlemen would be asked by other elite leaders to “stand” for political office, and the candidate’s commonly-acknowledged character and experience were exp...

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Wayne HealthCare nurse contract negotiations

It was with a great deal of disappointment that the Wayne HealthCare (WH) negotiating team, Administration and the Board of Trustees read the recent “press release” and comments from members of the Wayne Professional Nurses Association (WPNA) negotiating team.The definition of the verb “respect” is to “admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities or achievements.” Any definition of “respect” that inc...

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Museum volunteer publishes third book

GREENVILLE — Marilyn Robbins, who has volunteered at the Garst Museum for more than 20 years, has published her third book in a series of letters and autobiographies based on Annie Oakley and the people in her life.The first was an autobiography about Annie Oakley, the second was based on Frank Butler and the newest book is a collection of letters between Annie Oakley, Frank Butler and others.“In this book, there are lots of things going on,” Robbins sa...

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Talking to kids about drugs

DARKE COUNTY - Since the beginning of this year, there has been more fatalities due to drug overdoses than traffic accidents within the county, a trend Darke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker said is happening everywhere.“It’s not just something law enforcement’s going to fix, everyone has a stake in this,” he said. “Talking to your kids about this [drugs] is extremely important because there are people out there that are going ...

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Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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Frens, Kester named 1st team all-GWOC North

GREENVILLE — Greenville goalkeepers AJ Frens and Ashton Kester both were named to the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division’s first teams for boys and girls soccer.Frens was named first team all-GWOC North in boys soccer. He led all GWOC boys soccer players with 218 saves this season.Kester was named first team all-GWOC North in girls soccer. She led all GWOC girls soccer players with 252 goals this season.Additionally, Greenville junior C...

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